Premier League: Manchester united vs Liverpool
It is game week 30 in the Premiere league and it can’t get any bigger than this. It’s Manchester united vs Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Venue: Old Trafford
Timing: 12:30 GMT , 06:00 pm IST
Broadcast: Star select 1, star select 1 hd, Skyports main event.
Live stream: Hotstar, Sky Go, Bet365
The most fierce rivalry of English football is ready to unfold itself in a fight for the second place. Liverpool’s deadly trio will face the best defense in the league and a goalkeeper who is arguably the best in the world right now. These contrasting strengths of both the sides will make this game even better.
Mo Salah will be looking forward to add again to his quite remarkable season as he is tied up with Kane in the dash for golden boot with 24 goals. However, Manchester united are unbeaten since their defeat to Newcastle which can be a little bit of warning to the Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Injury Update: Manchester united boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Fellaini is back in the training ground and is available for the game. However Phil Jones will not be fit for this clash and suspiciously there was no updates about Anthony Martial as the Frenchman didn’t feature before the crystal palace game.
But the most worrying update for United fans will be that Pogba picked up an injury in the training and is a major doubt for this pivotal fixture.
On the other hand, Liverpool is much fresher than their rivals. Their only worrying sight was Henderson limping off the field in against Porto in the midweek round of 16 Champions league clash. However, that was just a dead leg confirmed by the captain.
Potential starting line up:
Manchester United: De gea, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Valencia, Matic, Mc Tomminay, Carrick, Sanchez, Rashford, Lukaku.
Liverpool: Karius, Van Djik, Lovren, Alexander-arnold, Robertson, Chamberlain, Henderson, Can, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
1. This will be the 170th meeting in league competition between these sides – Manchester United have won 67 to Liverpool’s 55 (47 draws).
2.Two of the last three league meetings between these sides have ended goalless – just one of the previous 49 clashes between them in the top-flight had failed to produce a goal.
With two points lead over Liverpool I don’t think Mourinho will play an open game. And with Champions league R16 fixture against Sevilla coming in the mid week, the boss will be much more concerned about it. Klopp will try to nick all the three points but he knows that he have to dig deep to get that. I predict a 1-1 draw like the last time these two teams faced each other at Old Trafford.